Westmalle Trappist Dubbel - Brouwerij Westmalle
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3.98/5 rDev -4.6%
Very fresh bottle, poured into an unbranded chalice. Bottle from the local grocery store.
Gently pouring the bottle out, it left me with a full glass of clear, dark caramel colored beer with a big foamy head lasting for about two minutes.
It smells like a lot of malt, yeast and dark dried fruits (raisins)
This bottle was bottled on 6 dec. 2011, so the taste was very fresh and very bitter. Not so sweet at all at this moment. I like an older bottle better, but I needed a young bottle for the yeast.
Mouthfeel is very nice. Perfectly carbonated, creamy with a touch of alcohol. Aftertaste balanced to little bitter.
Overall a very good beer. Needs some time to develop into a sweeter, less bitter, complex and interesting beer. Not so interesting when young, but I now it's full potential.
01-10-2012 23:06:30 | More by supermantoine
4/5 rDev -4.1%
Appearance - Brown colour with a very large size fizzy beige coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some fairly good lacing. The head lasted for over 5 minutes.
Smell - Malts, yeast, dark fruits, nuts, corn/grains
Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, nuts and some raisins. There is also some grapes and a bit of a woodiness. It ends with a dark fruit slightly spicy aftertaste.
Overall - I think I expected a little more from this one. It has tremendous balance and is very drinkable but it doesn't have much of a wow factor. Still worth a try though.
01-09-2012 18:15:22 | More by spinrsx
4.25/5 rDev +1.9%
Bottle BB 08/03/13 purchased at the MLCC. Pours ~4 C into a Duvel Snifter.
A: Ruby red edges with a brownish hue Ina fairly clear beer. Nice fluffy head that drops to a cap that laces through the whole session.
S: Nice nose with loads of dried fruits. Raisins, currants et al... Some peppery spIce in the nose too.
T: The body is a little more muted than I had expected. Some alcoholic heat plays well with the pepper. Very light fruit notes when cool, that open up a bit more over time.
M: Heavily carbonated, biting on the tongue. Fruit flavours linger.
O: A great Belgian that I just want plot be more estery in the body.
01-08-2012 21:43:52 | More by kjyost
4.78/5 rDev +14.6%
Fresh bottle review.
A-Thick creamy frothy tan head that does not linger. Clear with a ruddy brown/amber color.
S-Sweet malts (raisin) and yeasty goodness.
T-Awesome rich sweet malt taste, yeasty-sweet roll like, rum raisin with no alcohol bite.
M-Quick finish making this extremely drinkable, just a slight hint of alcohol at the end. A bit creamy.
D-Way too good.
O-Anyone looking to make a dubbel-this would be a good one to try to mimic-fantastic beer. Great taste, mouthfeel and drinkability. Love this one-my favorite of the style. Loved the price and availability in Belgium too-wish I could have brought cases of this stuff home with me.
01-08-2012 16:21:21 | More by deebo
4.05/5 rDev -2.9%
a: brown body with amber around the edges. two finger tan creamy head with good retention and lacing.
s: malt, caramel, fruit.
t: caramel malt up front giving way to dark fruity esters and alochol.
m: full body, good carbonation, creamy yet gritty. dry finish. warming feel to it.
o: good flavor but i will probably do without buying anymore, not my thing.
01-01-2012 22:36:40 | More by match1112
4.05/5 rDev -2.9%
Medium-brown, milky appearance, light brown head that was solid and long-lasting. Plenty of champagne-style bubbles. Nose was herbal, perfumy, some citrus notes. Taste was mildly hoppy with herbal and spicy notes. Mouthfeel was smooth, not thin, not heavy. Well-balanced, robust flavor.
12-30-2011 20:47:33 | More by beerthirtysa
3.78/5 rDev -9.4%
From 12/24/11 notes. Picked up a bottle of this at Spirits in Middletown, NJ. Poured from an 11.2 bottle into my Duvel tulip. Bottles on 29/9/11.
a - Pours a dark mahogany brown color with a reddish tint to it, moderate carbonation evident, and one finger of off white head. A minute or two of retention and some spotty lacing left on the glass.
s - Smells of Belgian yeast, dark fruits, bready malts, spices, wheat. Pretty ncie with the fruit and yeast.
t - Tastes of Belgian yeast, bready malts, spices, toasted malts, and very light dark fruits. Less fruit than the nose.
m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty easy to drink.
o - Overall a nice Belgian dubbel, and very good for the price and availability. Some nice dark fruits in the nose, and something I'd certainly buy again if I was in the mood for a dubbel.
12-28-2011 18:45:28 | More by mdfb79
Westmalle Trappist Dubbel from Brouwerij Westmalle
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